My current Linux box doesn't have a floppy drive, though I
do have a USB floppy drive. I've had no problems working
with floppies that have already been formatted, but have
been unable to figure out how to get fdformat (and other
floppy utilities) to work on the USB floppy drive. Is
it even possible? Does fdformat/fdutils require a "real"
(i.e. connected to the motherboard floppy controller) floppy?
My ultimate goal is to be able to create 3.5" DSDD that a
TRS-80 CoCo can read. People have created the necessary
setfdprm configs to format the disk properly, but like
I said, I can't get any of the floppy stuff to recognize
the USB floppy.